Friday, February 3, 2012

Paperclip Bookmarks

I found the idea for these bookmarks on Pinterest (looove Pinterest). Using leftover fibers from my scrappin' days, and some jumbo paperclips I found at the local dollar store, I made some of my own. They cost all of $2.50 to make. I just love these. They are beauty, whimsy, and madness all in one! Ha!

And they make school time a bit more enjoyable for me, too. :) I made quite a few of them and use them to bookmark our workbooks, readers, read-alouds (pretty much anything I can find!).

You can see just how jumbo these puppies really are - here they are compared to a regular size paper clip. Fun, huh?!

The Fine Print: I'm going to guess you too can find these jumbo clips at a dollar store near you, but for those who can't, I'd like to gift a set of 6 jumbo clips (ribbons not included) to one of you! Just leave a comment and I'll pick someone at random on Monday (Feb. 6) morning. Holla if you love freebies!! :)
** This giveaway has ended**

~Thank you for your comments!~

46 comments:

Rosie said...

They look great! We are big readers in our house, might even try some for myself :-)

Jill Basel said...

Welcome back!! I would LOVE a set of these!

Carine said...

So happy to see that you're back! Would love the freebies but not sure it's open to Uk resident!
Anyway, happy to read you again. I will be in the same boat in a few weeks with a baby and a 4 years old!

Adriane said...

What a great idea!

Jessica said...

Those are beautiful!

Josh & Teddie said...

I'd love to win a set of paperclips, I too have seen this on pinterest and love the idea!
~Teddie
t2e2d2@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

so cute!!! I pinned these too; they'd be fun for my books as well as my oldest's books (since he's just moving into little chapter books)! Thanks for offering a set out to one of us readers.

The Mommy said...

SOO glad to see you back! I only recently found your blog... around the time you took your hiatus, but I've been loving all the ideas and have used several!

And the clips are a great idea! Would love to win! :)

JKSB said...

What fun! They do look great when all the books are piled together and you see all of the ribbons together. Pinterest is a major time-suck, but has SO MANY neat ideas. :-)

Lindsay said...

ohh I so love these. I have seen them a bunch but since Sammy isn't reading yet I hadn't made any.. but using them for workbooks and read aloud books.. well you would think I would have thought of that! :-P

Mara said...

great idea!! thanks for sharing

JamieG said...

holla!

April said...

Love these!!! What a fun gift, too!

Anovuh said...

As a member in a home full of voracious readers, this is a GREAT idea! And hey, yay for freebies!

Henry said...

Holla! ;)

fjkelly said...

Very cute! Welcome back to blog land. We've all missed you, but I know how those family times are so sacred.

Stephanie said...

Wow so cute and so easy! I love pintrest!!!!! Did you know that there is a linky party for the pins that you actually do? It called Pinning it Down and the goal is to not just pin things, but do them too! Its fun and a good modivation to do something! ;) If you want here is a link to it
http://everydaysnapshots.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinning-it-down-volume-4-valentine_30.html

Oh and we would love to do the paper clips here! Thanks and welcome back! :)

Carrie said...

Those are adorable! I'd love to make some! I'm never happy with my bookmarks - they fall out, get lost, etc. I always end up dog ear-ing the page... which isn't good when they are borrowed books!

Aisha G of HartlynKids said...

Such a cute idea!

Me said...

I really have to try these! My 9 yr old is a huge reader and he loves bookmarks! Thanks for the idea!~

Dasha said...

What a great idea! I can't seem to ever have enough bookmarks with all our homeschooling books, fun books, etc. I would love to win them. But if not, I sure hope I can find them somewhere around here. Thx!

Family and Co said...

My son will love it! Thanks a lot

Sarah said...

I'm so glad to read you again! I'm not sure if you'll ship to Canada but, if so, I hope to win these great clips for my avid 7 year-old and my budding 4 year-old readers!

Shannon said...

I saw these too and thought they were super cute!! Maybe I should make some, hmmm... thanks!!

Nicole said...

Oh I do love these. Will have to make them with my two charges! Glad to read you posts again!

Toby and Abbie said...

Those are so stinking cute. How fun. I would love to win. Thank you for the give away!! :)

sbswtp said...

What a great idea!!! :-) Totally missed you!!! :-)

Sarah said...

I bought regular sized colored paperclips to do this project but never got around to it. I have 11 little girls sleeping over tonight so I am going to make this one of their projects! Thanks for the good timing :) Jumbo paper clips would be awesome.

Sarah @ Feed My Family said...

Those are beautiful!

Andrea said...

What a cute idea! We would love to add those to our books.

Smalltown Girl said...

How cute! I could think of lots of uses for them besides as bookmarks! How about fine motor, color matching or counting activities?

C Tam said...

oooOOOh! I would love me some jumbo paper clips. =)

Rebekah said...

Our dollar store doesn't carry these.
hope I win. Great idea.

Lauren said...

Cute! I would love to do this, the napkin I'm currently using is just not as cute ;)

Aimée said...

Oh wow such a brilliant idea, for our preschoolers' books and for my own college books, I would def love the, especially to mark favourite quotes!!

Katie said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Puddles and Mud said...

We're glad you're back; we've missed your activities - so inspiring! The bookmarks are great, and yes, isn't Pinterest too TOO addicting?!?! I get so many ideas from there (I may have to learn how to sew some day!) Cheers!

Jaime said...

Awesome!! Cute - my 9 year old set up a "secret valentine" project for our family -- I have her name and she would love them!!

macyllehub said...

What a neat idea! I'm on a book binge and hoping for new bookmarks - this is a great craft that's quick and cute but most importantly, functional!

Contentedly Crunchy said...

I was going to leave a comment saying MY FATHER'S DRAGON!! We checked it out from the library so many times we decided to buy it.

Then I saw the fine print - freebies are always good :)

The girl who painted trees said...

Very cute!

Amanda said...

Adorable!

Amanda said...

So much fun! My kids will love this!

Mrs. Lee said...

I always seem to lose my boring paper bookmarks, but these babies would never leave my sight! So cute and a great MD or FD gift! Thanks for sharing them!

Mami. said...

Me encantan.
Gracias por mostrar todas estas cosas tan hermosas en tu blog, eres una gran inspiradora en nuestras actividades.

Nathaly said...

Bonne Idée!! cute :)

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